The creative city is the product of the third millennium and its developments. Utilizing the components and characteristics of this theory contributes to the economic, social, cultural and environmental prosperity of cities. . Accordingly, the present research purpose is creative city explanation based on its dimensions, components and indicators in order to understand many aspects. The present study was conducted using the literature systematic review, which includes the stages of definition, search, selection, analysis and synthesis. The resource search process was conducted in August 2017 for 31 days. The initial search has led to 114 cases identification; based on the research topic, 71 items were fully evaluated. Finally, resource 22 was selected for final analysis. Data has been selected between 2016-2000 time intervals. The literature systematic review findings show that the most relevant cases relate to 2012-2007, including 11 of the research databases (57%). In other words, the percentage of selected studies for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2007 are 17%, 13%, 9%, 9% and 9%, respectively. 68% of the data is quantitative and 32% qualitative. The creative city has a dimensions seven including spatial, social, economic, cultural, human, structural and institutional, components 28 and indicators 141.